Workforce Development Scholarship

Workforce Development Scholarships from the State of Minnesota are also available to new students pursuing high-demand careers in advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care services, information technology, early childhood education, and transportation.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students must be a resident of the state of Minnesota. (Must be a high school graduate of a Minnesota high school or, if older than average, must have established residency in Minnesota.)
  • Students who were awarded a Workforce Development Scholarship last year are eligible to apply again if they have completed two academic terms with a minimum of nine credits each and have maintained a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Students must enroll in at least 9 credits in the fall semester and declare one of the high-demand Northland programs listed above.

Eligible Certificates, Diplomas, and Degrees

Made possible through Minnesota State legislation, a limited number of $2,500 scholarships are available to students seeking a certificate, diploma, or degree in: 

  • Electronics Technology Automated Systems
  • Mechatronics
  • Welding Process Technology
  • Welding Technology

  • Agriculture Education
  • Animal Science
  • Farm Operations Management
  • General Agriculture

  • Architectural Technology & Design
  • Carpentry – Residential
  • Construction Electricity
  • Construction Plumbing
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

  • Early Childhood & Paraprofessional

  • Health Sciences Broad Field
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Coding Specialist
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Surgical Technology

  • Computer & Network Technology
  • IT Cybersecurity

  • Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement
  • Fire Technology
  • Paramedic

  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Auto Body Technology
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology

NOTE: Eligible Certificates, Diplomas, and Degrees are subject to change at Northland Community & Technical College or by legislative priority.

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Awards will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis to eligible students as funding allows.